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CAVEMAN COMMANDMENTS

Arizona1950 2012/08/21 01:00:46

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Our bodies were designed to forage. If we take the data of today regarding man's walk on earth ... our bodies efficiently ran on the caveman’s diet. So are we in the practice of eating like the caveman ancestors ... No, most of us are not Cavemen, We don't eat what we find on the forest floor, what we raised, or what we killed. They ate nuts, seeds, vegetables, eggs, meat, etc.

Our metabolisms no longer efficiently process the number of calories our bodies’require with the standard "three square meals a day". Our diets are now comprised of food that now has less to do the natural requirements of our bodies and more to do with food science. The concept of three meals per day is fairly new and brought about primarily by the industrial revolution in this country. It was inconvenient for employees to be absent from their factory work stations more than once daily, thus creating the midday lunch, prohibiting meals more often.

The typical American diet is loaded with processed foods. Processed foods and human“designed” complex carbohydrates were/are designed to feed the masses, not for healthy living. These have the potential to make us overweight and unhealthy.This category includes all bleached flour products, pastas, white bread (and most any processed bread in general), pancakes, donuts, waffles, etc. The stores make larger profits on the processed foods and conveniently place those items in the aisles located directly in front of the entry.

Want some help in kicking the habit ... Follow the simple "Caveman Commandments” for a lean healthy body:

1. Eat a small protein-based meal every 2-3 hours and include a variety of veggies. The goalis to get all of your bodies complex carbohydrate requirements eating leafy greens, broccoli, asparagus, etc…small = these mini meals should never be larger than the size of your fist.

2. Never plan a starchy complex carbohydrate. If you don’t plan to eat these types of carbohydrate, you will greatly reduce your intake. Don’t make the potatoes, order the pasta, or eat a bun with that high-calorie cheeseburger.

3. If you are trying to lose weight and have to eat complex carbs, eat them before lunchtime or 12 pm. If you are maintaining your weight, do not eat them after 6 pm.

4. Drink water. We often mistake thirst for hunger. Next time you feel hungry and you know you really shouldn't be, drink 16 ounces of cold water.

5. Decide not to drink sodas and high fructose drinks. Do you really want to drink your calories? If you do, adjust your meals to allow for those empty calories. Also noteworthy: A study performed by the Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center and various other studies have shown that diet soda can increase your potential to gain fat (41% increase in risk).

6. Try to eliminate processed foods from your diet. A good way to initiate this is follow the perimeter diet technique during grocery shopping. Caveman foods are typically located in the perimeter of the grocery stores. Besides nuts, seeds, and bottled water there is rarely any reason to enter the aisles when grocery shopping. Avoid the aisles!!

7. Don’t try fad diets. These diets typically rob the body of the nutrients it needs to support lean muscle. The body cannibalizes itself in times of deficit. The goal is to increase muscle mass which increases the bodies’ ability to control fat uptake.

Have a safe and productive day.

By Brad Anderer
Co-worker for Health and Safety

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  • Brad Anderer 2013/05/02 16:17:07
    Brad Anderer
    +3
    I don't know who posted this (and made changes?) but I am the original author. I agree with the statements below regarding "butter". The oldest relative in the Anderer family lived to be 107 years old on a diet restricted to resources primarily gathered from a German, and later, US farm. My great gma sprinkled a bit of homemade biscuit on her butter (not literally but you get the point). One thing not mentioned is that the key to living to 107 was also the hard labor associated with farmlife or living as a caveman. Cavemen foraged all day. My grandmother labored all day, everyday. The solution is clear, exercise and eat like your life depends on it ;)

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  • Brad Anderer 2013/05/02 16:17:07
    Brad Anderer
    +3
    I don't know who posted this (and made changes?) but I am the original author. I agree with the statements below regarding "butter". The oldest relative in the Anderer family lived to be 107 years old on a diet restricted to resources primarily gathered from a German, and later, US farm. My great gma sprinkled a bit of homemade biscuit on her butter (not literally but you get the point). One thing not mentioned is that the key to living to 107 was also the hard labor associated with farmlife or living as a caveman. Cavemen foraged all day. My grandmother labored all day, everyday. The solution is clear, exercise and eat like your life depends on it ;)
  • Deep007 2012/08/24 14:59:32
    Deep007
    +1
    Eat Liberals, its best way to cull the herd
  • Arizona... Deep007 2012/08/24 15:30:32
    Arizona1950
    I hear they are bad for the digestion. It looks to me like Obama and those who think like him will eventually just starve themselves to death if they don't have at least a mil in the bank.
  • texasred 2012/08/24 01:17:39
    texasred
    +1
    I'm going on the low glycemic index diet. I have to lower my cholesterol, but I don't want to let my weight get out of hand. I think this one is going to help both.
  • Arizona... texasred 2012/08/24 05:34:09
    Arizona1950
    +1
    I wish you well ... :-)
  • texasred Arizona... 2012/08/25 00:06:51
    texasred
    +1
    I need the well wishes. I know this is going to be difficult. I love BUTTER!!! And I could it as much as I wanted on the low carb regime I was on.
  • Arizona... texasred 2012/08/25 03:43:09
    Arizona1950
    +1
    anything in moderation is healthy ... and butter is healthier than any processed spread no matter how much is taste likes butter.
  • texasred Arizona... 2012/08/25 05:48:00
    texasred
    +1
    Let's hope this works! I'm pretty good at sticking with things once I've got my mind set.
  • Arizona... texasred 2012/08/25 13:37:59
    Arizona1950
    +1
    I tend to take my anger out on myself so diets don't work well for me.
  • texasred Arizona... 2012/08/25 16:55:01
    texasred
    +1
    Well, this if for both my husband and me, so I'm pretty sure we'll make it work. (fingers crossed)
  • Arizona... texasred 2012/08/25 17:19:52
    Arizona1950
    +1
    It definitely works better when you have a partner.
  • texasred Arizona... 2012/08/25 20:17:03
    texasred
    +1
    And he's a captive audience. I do all the cooking. So if he wants to eat... it's what I fix! LOL
  • Arizona... texasred 2012/08/25 22:33:36
    Arizona1950
    +1
    LOL ... that's how you do it! :-)
  • Beccy 2012/08/22 00:55:26
    Beccy
    +1
    Now that is a novel diet. My daughter is a health nut. She eats about 6 meals per day. All very healthy things.
  • Arizona... Beccy 2012/08/22 01:06:43
    Arizona1950
    +1
    I should follow much of the above advice.
  • Beccy Arizona... 2012/08/22 01:09:02
    Beccy
    +1
    me to I do love nuts though
  • Arizona... Beccy 2012/08/22 01:28:23
    Arizona1950
    +1
    me too!
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2012/08/21 12:16:16
    jmc07806-PWCM-JLA
    +1
    Good to read.
  • Arizona... jmc0780... 2012/08/21 13:13:28
    Arizona1950
    +1
    Glad you enjoyed!
  • cuz 2012/08/21 03:48:48
    cuz
    +2
    Good info but myself I believe plenty of exercise is just as important as what a person eats.
  • Arizona... cuz 2012/08/21 03:51:59
    Arizona1950
    +1
    But, but, but ... I thought that happened with foraging ... [giggle]
  • cuz Arizona... 2012/08/21 03:56:05
    cuz
    +2
    Yeah.....I guess so.....lol

    cave man
  • Arizona... cuz 2012/08/21 04:11:58
    Arizona1950
    +1
    LOL ...
  • Dodgerfan 2012/08/21 01:27:32
    Dodgerfan
    Are you sure the prehistoric human ate meat? It is my understanding that the human intestines and colon are not designed for meat but animals are.
  • Arizona... Dodgerfan 2012/08/21 02:01:17
    Arizona1950
    Seems pretty clear that they did from the drawings they have found on cave walls ... they were hunters as well as gatherers.
  • Alien Ramone 2012/08/21 01:22:59
    Alien Ramone
    +1
    So far today I had a 28 0z. can of baked beans, water, two 15 oz. cans of mandarin oranges, one 16 oz. can of fruit cocktail, and about 16 oz. of grape juice from my garden grapes. Is that a good or bad diet for the day so far?
  • Arizona... Alien R... 2012/08/21 02:02:45
    Arizona1950
    +1
    Sounds pretty good especially if the items were spaced about 2 hours apart and didn't add up to more than the size of your fist at each setting. Perhaps some meat might add some protein for you.
  • Dodgerfan Arizona... 2012/08/21 04:30:40
    Dodgerfan
    +2
    I have been off meat and dairy for two years+ and you can get protein from beans just as well as meat. The health problems caused by animal fat just isn't worth the taste of meat. I haven't had any coronary problems in the past and I want to keep it that way.
  • Arizona... Dodgerfan 2012/08/21 04:32:14
    Arizona1950
    +1
    Yes, I forgot beans is a source of protein. When I say meat I often think chicken not just beef.
  • Dodgerfan Arizona... 2012/08/21 04:45:58
    Dodgerfan
    +1
    Chicken is meat also and has fat.
  • Arizona... Dodgerfan 2012/08/21 05:29:57
    Arizona1950
    +1
    Yes it is and yes it has but very little from what I understand once you remove the skin.
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/08/21 01:13:43
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +1
    Good stuff
  • Arizona... Jackie ... 2012/08/21 01:15:50
    Arizona1950
    +1
    Glad you liked! :-)
  • Red_Horse 2012/08/21 01:05:25
  • Arizona... Red_Horse 2012/08/21 01:14:11
    Arizona1950
    +2
    I don't think it said one cannot eat meat.

    As I posted above ... "They ate nuts, seeds, vegetables, eggs, meat, etc."
  • Red_Horse Arizona... 2012/08/21 01:15:26
  • Arizona... Red_Horse 2012/08/21 02:04:41
    Arizona1950
    +1
    Do you supplement with stool softener too. [giggle]
  • Red_Horse Arizona... 2012/08/21 02:09:26
  • Arizona... Red_Horse 2012/08/21 03:07:03
    Arizona1950
    +1
    lol ...
  • ★Calliope★ 2012/08/21 01:04:54
    ★Calliope★
    +1
    Great ideas.

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